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Maine South HS student arrested after posting prank threat on Snapchat: police

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A Maine South High School student was arrested Sunday in northwest suburban Norridge for posting a prank threat on social media.

Saul Merino, 18, was charged with felony disorderly conduct after Park Ridge police said he posted a photo with a rifle on Snapchat under the caption, “No one come to school tomorrow.”

Another Maine South student saw the photo and showed his parents, who called the authorities, police said. Officers immediately responded to Merino’s address in the 8500 block of Foster Avenue and took him to the police station for questioning.

Upon further investigation, officers concluded that the Snapchat post was meant as a prank and that Merino did not pose a credible threat to the community, police said.

Saul Merino | Park Ridge police
Saul Merino | Park Ridge police

Merino’s bond was set at $10,000, police said. He is due in court June 4.